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Hidden Figures: Female Computers

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Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science +1

Before computers were objects, they were people - and primarily female. The 1930s and 1940s was an explosive time for programming, flight, and space exploration - and women were making a unique and powerful contribution that was generally obscured in the official record.

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Friden Model STW 10 Calculating Machine

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